Diversity Beyond the Checkbox

Unhiding Our True Selves with Ruth Rathblott: Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Uniqueness

Podcasts Apr 11, 2023

Join us as we sit down with Ruth Rathblott, an award-winning CEO, TEDx and inspirational speaker, and limb difference advocate, to discuss her inspiring journey of overcoming challenges and embracing her uniqueness. Ruth shares how she learned to unhide and live authentically after hiding her missing left hand for 25 years. As a passionate advocate for creating inclusion for all, Ruth speaks on the gifts of being unique and the power of leveraging your individuality. In this episode, we explore the importance of including disability in the diversity conversation, the assumptions people make about abilities without asking, and the power of unhiding to create connections. If you feel the need to hide—and unhide—something, this episode is for you.


Jackie Ferguson

Jackie (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and vice president of Content and Programming for The Diversity Movement. She wrote the best-seller The Inclusive Language Handbook.